WUSTL Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into WUSTL ? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,898 out of 29,259 applicants or 17% were admitted making WUSTL a very competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 15,040 14,219 29,259
Accepted 2,497 2,401 4,898
Acceptance Rate 17% 17% 17%
Enrolled 900 831 1,731
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 35% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Washington University in St Louis and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that WUSTL regularly accepts students with ACTs of 32 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 31 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 33 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Washington University in St Louis.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1460 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1405. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1515 out of 1600. 45 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1460 1570
SAT Reading 730 780
SAT Math 740 800
ACT Composite 32 34
ACT English 33 35
ACT Math 31 35

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >26%
33 to 34 Avg + 17%-26%
32 to 33 Avg - 11%-17%
31 to 32 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 31 Low <7%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1570 and Above Good >26%
1515 to 1570 Avg + 17%-26%
1460 to 1515 Avg - 11%-17%
1405 to 1460 Reach 7%-11%
Less than 1405 Low <7%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Washington University in St Louis has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Washington University in St Louis and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=179867 IPEDS survey data for Washington University in St Louis.

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